Buying motorcycle gear and accessories can send even the manliest of men into fits of squealing excitement. I’ve heard rumors of the man in brown being hugged at the front door.
Here are 3 of my favorite purchases:
- Gerbing Heated Liner
Stop screwing around and layering up like a tick about to burst. Cutting off your circulation doesn’t help you stay warm. Spend the 2 bills and get the ‘lectrics. You WILL ask yourself why you waited so long. Your mileage may vary, but the Gerbing brand is where it’s at, for me.
- Waterproof Boots
I spent far too many miles with brain feet. Once that little drip breaches the zipper, you know the next 200 miles will be spent thinking about how disgusting your monsoon piggies feel. My personal choice is the Sidi Vertigo Rain, but there are plenty of waterproof boots to choose from!
- A Tankbag
The motorcyclist’s purse. Personal preference on what a “good” tank bag is vary. I need something that isn’t too small but isn’t too big. I need to be able to carry my camera, my ipod, rain gear, a drink, and some maps. Having room left over for any other odd thing I might pick up on the way would be great. In a perfect world I wouldn’t need a rain fly – but alas my bag is not waterproof. I’m 4 years into a Coretech Tri-bag and it has held up like a champ. For daily riding I only use the smaller of the two. For longer trips I use the larger bag only. I can’t use both stacked. It becomes too tall and I can’t see the gauges. I suspect it might be wobbly in the wind as well.